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The Hive

Make your business dreams a reality at The Hive – Nottingham Trent University’s specialist centre for self-employment and entrepreneurship.

What we're here for

Turn what you could do into what you can do – we’ve got the tools and the knowledge to help steer your vision in the right direction. Whatever your plans might be, we can help you to help yourself – since 2001, we’ve supported over 370 successful start-ups, with 70% of them still trading today. Our enterprise experts offer specialist support through:

  • training sessions
  • research services
  • advice surgeries
  • reviewing of business proposals
  • mentoring.

What's on offer

The office is a fantastic environment, offering facilities and services at rates you wouldn't find elsewhere. Above all, The Hive's strength lies in its people – the support we receive from the team is excellent and it's good to share your ideas with other entrepreneurs based here.

Adam Roberts, Go Dine

Our City Campus offers a modern and dynamic business environment – we’ve got everything you’ll need to get your business idea off the ground. The Hive’s accommodation and professional facilities include:

  • hot desks, meeting rooms, and conference facilities
  • a kitchen, with access to the University's catering services
  • telephone, printing, photocopying, post, fax and office equipment
  • superb IT facilities, with Wi-Fi network access
  • purpose-built office units, which are available to rent.

Who we help

I feel confident in most areas of business due to what The Hive has taught me, but if I'm ever unsure of anything, there is always someone there to help and make sure I'm on track.

May Cortazzi, Regenerate

We’re open to all of our students, as well as graduates, alumni, and indeed graduates from elsewhere or anyone with a viable business idea based in Nottingham. The Hive has facilities at three campuses, so come and visit us – we’re becoming the university of choice for business and industry, and you could be the next part of that story.

Address, contact, and location


Location: The Hive is located in the Maudslay building on Goldsmith Street, opposite the junction with Chaucer Street. We also have offices available to participants at our Brackenhurst and Clifton campuses, however.

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 848 4354

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For more information...

see The Hive website.

The Hive

  • Category: Learning tools and spaces; Business; Student services and support

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418